Corsair's new 512GB SSD costs $260


— 2:45 PM on June 24, 2014

Another drive has joined the ranks of bargain-priced, high-capacity solid-state drives. The new entrant, which rounds out Corsair's Force Series LX family, serves up 512GB of storage for a cool $259.99.

Corsair says the drive is based on a Silicon Motion controller, just like the 128GB and 256GB Force Series LX variants that came out last month. The higher capacity endows the 512GB drive with a higher peak write speed—450MB/s, up from 300MB/s for the other models—while the peak read speed remains at 560MB/s.

Otherwise, the 512GB Force Series LX has the same 7-mm aluminum housing, three-year warranty, and included SSD Toolbox software as its peers. The drive is supposed to be available "immediately," but we don't see it listed at Newegg yet.

When it turns up, the Force LX 512GB will face competition from Crucial's MX100 512GB, which costs $214.99, as well as a trio of Adata drives: the SP900, SX900, and SP610, which are all priced under $260. Folks will also have to choose between those options and Samsung's 840 EVO 500GB, which is now $249.99.

The Crucial drive is the most affordable of the bunch, and it has a slightly higher rated write speed than the Corsair, so it may be the nicer deal. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Force Series LX drive go on sale sooner rather than later, though.

   
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